Canadians have had a fairly amusing presence in this year’s election. After a campaign to remind Americans they are great, now one Canadian reporter is inviting the West Coast to join our neighbors to the north.
“Dear California, Oregon, Washington – I’m sure we can work something out if you want to join Canada,” Chad Harris, a reporter from Kamloops, British Columbia, tweeted.
Dear California, Oregon, Washington - I'm sure we can work something out if you want to join Canada. #ElectionNight— Chad Harris (@ChadHarrisBC) November 9, 2016
Other Canadians tweeted back that they should also invite Hawaii.
The Seattle Times got in on the story, writing “Calicadia? With the three Pacific coast states voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, there is talk of Washington, Oregon and California joining Canada.”
Even BuzzFeed picked up the story, though in their version emphasized California’s exit and barely mentioned Oregon and Washington also being invited to the party. In fact, there is a #CalExit hashtag trending in some circles.
Meanwhile, Canada sent the US 150 maple trees on Tuesday as a sign of friendship. They were delivered to the National Parks Service in Washington D.C.